File-This file combo shows a Feb. 20, 2013 file photo of Los Angeles mayoral candidate Eric Garcetti speaking to media in Los Angeles, left, and undated image provided by the Wendy Greuel Campaign of mayoral candidate Greuel meeting with voters. Despite the high stakes, the race has been a mostly low-drama affair between two government regulars. In a city known to yawn at local politics, turnout is expected to be sparse, perhaps only one in four voters will go to the polls. (AP Photo,File)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eric Garcetti has defeated Wendy Greuel (Grool) in the race to become next mayor of Los Angeles.
With all precincts reporting Wednesday, the city councilman grabbed 54 percent of the votes against his fellow Democrat. Garcetti sent out a tweet thanking voters and saying he's honored to lead the city.
The 42-year-old Garcetti will be the city's first elected Jewish mayor. He was elected after promising to increase jobs and patch up the city's battered streets and sidewalks.
Garcetti will replace outgoing Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on July 1.
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